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If you know your measurements, then Fleabay is the way to go. You'll have to get a good fix on what kind of coat and details you want and you will have to hunt a bit, but the deals are there and you will wind up with better quality and a lower price. Case in point: The other day I stumbled across a killer "cavalry officer's overcoat" from Corneliani for Polo that was amazing and only $250 and I bought my camel hair Polo coat from the bay (NWT retailing for $1800) for...
Just saw this and remembered it from the first time around… I'll take a swing - a blue odd jacket. If you live in a two-season climate, then two, one for warmth and one for the cold: 3 worsted 150s, hopsack, and linen with patch pockets -mid gray flannel pants: 3 pair, plus a pair of slightly lighter gray flannel jeans (surprisingly versatile!) and a pair in dark charcoal -decent, non-chino khakis: Yep, pile of incotexes in varying weights and shades of tan -at least...
C&J only goes up to a G and that's just in a few models. The 325 is one of their widest standard lasts in a non-G fitting
Second vote on the used Rolex Explorer route. Either the Explorer I or the II are the most "un-Rolex" watches in the lineup and are very versatile, easily going from jeans to the boardroom, and will hold value for a long time. I picked up a lightly used Explorer II a few years ago from a well-known seller on TimeZone. Had box, manual, papers everything and was around $3K - I thought it was brand new when I opened it. Rule of thumb in buying used is to "buy the buyer, not...
I don't have any H&K, but I do have a few of the others mentioned. Here's my take: H&H: Nice but uneven quality. I've got a couple of their recent butcher stripe shirts that are high quality fabric, reasonably well done pattern matching, and have the aforementioned lousy buttons but have sent back others that were - IMHO - pretty subpar versions in staple colors. Really seemed like shirts from two different companies. Normally I take a slim fit, but theirs was so...
I've got a polo coat and pair a silk/wool navy dot scarf with it - contrasts in texture/color really work well. Alt combo is burgundy cashmere scarf
I've been using a 21" Halliburton poly zero roller as my carryon for the last 4 years. It's the two-wheeled version as I was afraid that the 4-roller would be to big for some overheads (Euro flights in particular). This is the bag I have (in silver): http://www.ebags.com/product/zero-halliburton/z-tex-polycarbonate-21-carry-on-2-wheel/226111T FWIW, I'm C-level in a global company and travel a "fair" amount, and this thing has been awesome. Lightweight and flexible enough...
Sad to hear. I got my first corporate job in 1984 and bought my first two real suits there. I can still remember them (a double breasted gray flannel and a navy two button) and the experience quite well…even when I went back to pick up the alterations. Then I went down the street to Brooks and bought some black and brown shoes. Every now and then they'd dump stock at Filene's Basement (the original one) and I got some great pieces over the next few years. Some of the...
I have this same suit, but in the more traditional Base S 2-button configuration (flapped besom pockets, no elbow patches). Fabric is really something - presents as solid from a few feet away but has amazing texture up close and the color is a wonderfully deep mid-gray. Great seller and killer price for this rig...
Of the three, the Tilford appear to fit you best and would likely need minor alterations to dial it in. Those Sammy models are quite nice - I've tried on a few and was impressed with both the quality and the cut for the price point. Not sure what is going on with that Zileri across the back. The combo of that and the arms looks like a major alteration bill. Zileri is often underrated here, but I have always though they offered a really well made garment that generally...
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